Monday, August 31, 2009

Christian Persecution in America II

Homeschooler Ordered to Attend Public School

This Story in World [click to read] ought to worry anyone concerned about government overreach, not just "dangerous"[1.] homeschoolers. Seems like the problem wasn't academics:

"According to the court report, the mediator found that Amanda was excelling in her schooling, using curriculum that was approved by her school district, and routinely taking standardized tests. She was also taking art, Spanish, and P.E. classes at her local public school, where the instructors said she was well-rounded in her social skills. The mediator was concerned, however, by Amanda’s faith."

Sounds like the mediator was of the same mind as Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, who told some of his elite buddies:

"One of the things you are going to see is a coalition that is just about completely taken over the Republican Party in this state and if they have their way it’s going to take over state government. It is made up of the Christian Coalition, but not just them. It is made up of the right-to-lifers, but not just them. It’s made up of the NRA, but not just them. It is made up of the home-schoolers, but not just them. It’s made up of a whole coalition of people that have all sorts of differing views that I think most of us in this room would find threatening to what it means to be an American."

Of course he thought the microphones were off!

I've mentioned Alvin Schmidt's Book, Under the Influence [click to read] before. There is plenty of good evidence to suggest Christianity has been a healthy force in the creation of Western Civilization, yet so many 'intellectuals' seem to be steeped in the lampoon that Baltimore writer H. L. Mencken created in the wake of the 1926 Scopes trials. It was Mencken who coined the oft quoted phrase "monkey trials." Yet I'll bet most would be hard pressed to remember the substance of Bryan and Darrow's arguements. Sadly, the popular media has run with the notion that men of much faith are by default men of little thought. We are the poorer for it.

1 comment:

Henry Asta said...

Jesus Christ said in Matthew 15, murder originates within the hearts of men, as well as cruelty, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, and slander. A fact clearly seen in the sharp increase of national moral degradation that has manifested itself since 1963, when the tyrannical Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Holy Bible unconstitutional, after being America’s main teaching manual for over two hundred and fifty years, and in violations of the First Commandment of God which commands all people everywhere, “You shall have no other gods before me.”

In essence, the Justices deprived generations of Americans from accessing the wisdom found written in the pages of the Holy Bible, which are God-breathed, and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, and replaced them with the scourges of the Theory of Evolution or Science Fiction, Sex Education or Sex Perversion, and the inclusion of the homosexual agenda, which usurps parental rights in supports of the homosexual lifestyle that trivializes and encourages the practices of sodomy, and fornication, while the Christian Leadership remains gagged to this very day, under the authority of the Internal Revenue Service 501c3 Tax-Exempt Code, which prohibit churches from drafting legislation, and endorse political candidates, and Christians love it this way, since they can recover their donations to the church by filing their annual Income Tax Return. They give to God with one hand and they take it back with the other hand, that’s hypocrisy at its best.

The father of modern revivalism Charles G. Finney has very aptly observed: "If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discernment, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in Christianity, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it."